I finally got a new computer but I’m having trouble getting back into blogging. I have ideas. I have a lot of ideas. They just aren’t making it to the virtual paper very easily.
I’m working on something…
I was trying to make barbecued eggplant without using a grill. I have this idea that I can barbecue eggplant in a skillet or frying pan. It hasn’t worked but I’m determined.
What do you think of this?
I was making tempeh, lettuce, and red pepper sandwiches for a while. It was definitely a twist on B.L.T. but without the very mean and bloody bacon. You definitely need some spicy mayo on that and since it doesn’t really fit on the bread it ended up being a wrap. I will have to post this soon.
I can feel my blog voice coming back. It just took a little writing and a little music to get the creative juices flowing again.
I didn’t blog for a few weeks.
I was being very lazy.
Then when I wanted to blog again my computer decided that it wasn’t going to work consistently. It seems that my screen has decided to usually be fundamentally screwed up. It gets blurry and choppy. It goes dark for a few minutes. It’s generally not fun.
I don’t know about you but I can’t write like that.
Recently I’ve decided that I am getting a mac. I’m using my friend’s mac right now. It’s beautiful. I’m in love.
Today we made some very delicious recipes. Two of them are from Vegans Eat Pencil Shavings. One of them was something I whipped on the fly. We also made bellinis. Those are alcoholic and tasty.
This is Tempeh Souvlaki from Vegans Eat Pencil Shavings. We didn’t eat it like a kabob as the recipe would have liked. We instead turned it into a pita sandwich served with tahini and raw spinach. I took the picture before the spinach was added. OOPS!!!
We also made the Greek-Lemon Potatoes. I made Rosemary-Cilantro Asparagus. We ate a lot and drank many bellinis. I think I am going to take a nap soon.
I hope to be back soon. Until then, I will be updating as much as possible. I’m tired of taking pictures of my food and then not writing about it.
It’s time for What I Ate Wednesday. Yay!!! This month the lovely host Jenn has asked us to vegify our lives and posts. I thought about what kind of post I could do and I decided that I could show a breakfast, lunch, and dinner from different days selected by which meals were the most veg-centric. I’ve also thrown in some veggies that I like to eat regularly. Here goes nothing!
Also, since WIAW is all about sharing, maybe you want to check me out on facebook and click like? Send me an email or tweet so that I can return the favor!
My favorite breakfast was today’s breakfast of just oatmeal with honey and flax seeds!
Oh! It’s blurry. I’m sorry!!! Also, I don’t know if flax seeds are a veg but I love them and they are healthy. I love to add them to oatmeal. Do you like flax?
I love mustard greens.
This is just a veggie that I eat often and enjoy. I like mustard greens because they are super nutritious and very versatile. This week I’ve been eating them with nooch and asparagus. The greens in the photo were sauteed in a wok with broth, green onions, garlic, and shallots. YUM!
Let’s move onto a veg-centric lunch. Are you with me?
This is yesterday’s super delicious lunch. It’s called noochy asparagus pasta and it’s very
unique good. It has tons of asparagus and nooch in it. Therefore, it contains a lot of vegetables though technically nooch is a fungus, but that’s okay, right? Do you like nutritional yeast? Have you tried it?
Noochy asparagus pasta reminds me that I adore asparagus.
Why? It’s high in folate and inulin. Folate helps the body make red blood cells. Inulin is a dietary fiber that helps the healthy bacteria in the intestines. I’m sorry for talking about intestines. Let’s talk about dinner!!!
Dinner was brought to me by my good friend Trisha. It was subsequently left at my other good friend Katy’s house and then returned to me.
I was happy to get it back because it’s Tempeh Helper from The Post Punk Kitchen. That’s Isa Chandra’s recipe and it’s damn divine. It’s definitely full of vegetables the way Trisha makes it. She used edamame and tempeh!!! Best dinner this week.
Happy WIAW! I’m looking forward to seeing many vegetable-centric posts!
What does “noochy” mean you ask? Well, the word is an adjective. To understand the definition you must understand what nooch or nutritional yeast is. It’s a deactivated yeast that contains many vitamins, minerals, complete protein and has a strong cheesey flavor. Vegetarians and vegans eat it because of the vitamins and complete protein that it contains.
Therefore, noochy is an adjective referring to the quality of being full of nooch or having a lot of nooch present in something that has been cooked. It’s a real word because I made it up. Now onto the good stuff. Continue reading
I was given my very first blog award!!!
All thanks goes to Chocolate Chip Uru at Go Bake Yourself!!! Thanks for awarding me. I’m blushing. This is a very sweet award to receive, yes I can almost taste it, and it works a little something like this:
Liebster is German and translates into English as “dearest” or ”favorite”. A Liebster Blog Award is given to talented bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, in a way the award not only recognizes these bloggers as amazingly gifted in their own right but also as your very own personal favourites.
The rules are like this:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
- Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. (Some say just 3 or more blogs of less than 200 followers each)
- Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
I choose to recognize these people:
I wish you guys the best.
Now here are some favorite recent posts!
I guess I have to go do something super bowlish though I don’t particularly care about it. Stay tuned for upcoming recipes. One of which will be for a simple roasted garlic split pea soup. Also, answer me a few questions!
Do you care about the super bowl? Have you ever gotten a blog award? What did you do on this fine Sunday?
This was the perfect lunch. The earthy taste of tempeh merges perfectly with the sweetness of sugar snap peas. Everything is balanced by the soy sauce and sriracha which brings a complex spiciness to the dish. Don’t forget the rice vinegar and rice or noodles. The starch makes it a meal. Carbs make everything better. Also, this dish is super fast to prepare. It didn’t take long at all. Plus, other than a bit of canola oil which makes it a little fatty, it’s very healthy. Continue reading
I’m hosting another dinner party tonight! I making soup. I won’t tell you what kind until you read on to the part of this post about dinner because it’s time for What I Ate Wednesday featuring what I ate Tuesday.
That’s my favorite time of the week. It’s pretty awesome to see what people are eating. It’s also really awesome when WIAW corresponds with a dinner party because it means I can post lots of pretty pictures. Are you ready? Continue reading
I’m late getting this posted. That’s because I was hosting a dinner party yesterday. I was so busy that I got behind on my posts. Yikes! I ate many delicious things. They will all be featured in this edition of What I Ate Wednesday!
Technically this is what I ate Tuesday… Continue reading
On Sunday I made the most delicious soup. It’s full of beans, carrots, tomatoes, onions, shallots, and garlic. It’s so flavorful and colorful! It’s healthy too. I’m serving it up as an appetizer at a dinner party that I am hosting tonight. I’m so excited! Continue reading
I’ve been making sweet potato and “chicken” spring rolls lately. They’re really good. They aren’t fried. They are the fresh, soft, and flavorful Vietnamese kind. You know, the ones that are filled with veggies and tofu and sometimes shrimp. I don’t really eat shrimp. I mean, occasionally when I’m drunk at a wedding I might eat a piece of shrimp. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone.